We have training opportunities that align with our three learning streams: (1) Volunteer Management, (2) Board Governance and Leadership, and (3) Organizations. Our Registration & Cancellation Policy can be found under FAQs.

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April 2017

Keep Calm and Data On

April 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County, 275 Eramosa Rd
Guelph, ON N1E 2M7 Canada
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$45 - $59

Data has become an integral part of the work of community agencies. Data can inform the decisions we make. It can show us where and how to spend time and resources. It can bolster a grant application or provide valuable information to funders. However, finding and using local data can be frustrating. This session will focus on what data is available locally, where to find it, and how to use it successfully.

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May 2017

Embrace the Shift

May 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Core Lifestyle & Recreation Complex, 401 New Dundee Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2N8 Canada
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$25

The nonprofit environment is experiencing a dramatic shift that is affecting every organization in our sector. Trends and challenges in policy development, funding, and volunteer management are impacting the way we work. Join the Waterloo Wellington Learning Alliance and a panel of experts to explore trends in these three aspects of the sector and discuss how we can EMBRACE THE SHIFT. Panelists will discuss trends and evidence of the ‘shift’ related to their work. This will be followed by a…

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Human Resource Stewardship for Non-Profit Boards

May 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Canadian Mental Health Association, 80 Waterloo Avenue
Guelph, Ontario N1H 0A1 Canada
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$45 - $59

Learn what it means to be an effective steward of one of your organization’s most important assets—your staff. Join Heather Eddy from the Canadian Mental Health Association to understand how to comply with current legislation and plan for the future through strategic thinking around HR.

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June 2017

Demistifying Measurement: NEW DATE

June 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langs Main Centre, 1145 Concession Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4L5 Canada
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$45 - $59

One of the trickiest, and most pressing, challenges in the nonprofit sector is how to measure outcomes and impact. This workshop is designed to engage participants in learning the fundamentals for developing and activating a meaningful and relevant measurement strategy. The workshop will cover core concepts, considerations for developing measures, and ways to achieve learning amidst pressures to report impact. We will draw from practical examples and create the space for questions and conversations about measurement challenges and way to mitigate those challenges. Leadership would focus on utilization and decision making.

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Strategies for Managing Challenging Volunteers

June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
YWCA Kitchener, 151 Frederick St
Kitchener, Canada
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$45 - $59

This workshop for managers of volunteers focuses on how to best plan for and address the behaviours of challenging volunteers. You will learn how to have difficult conversations with volunteers, create the right administrative policies, keep documentation, and probation, dismissal, and formal complaint processes.

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August 2017

Achieve Ontario Workshop – Kitchener Location

August 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Support Connections, 61 Woolwich St. North
Breslau, Ontario N0B 1M0 Canada
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$10.00

Achieve Ontario (formerly PREB) is a volunteer recognition program based on Employment and Social Development Canada’s National Occupational Classification or NOC codes. It allows organizations that engage volunteers to: Recognize the value of volunteer experience with tangible skill development Assist volunteers in their career development and vocabulary for their resumes Provide access to pre-designed volunteer position descriptions with skills and competencies outlined.   Achieve Ontario allows certified organizations to issue certificates to their volunteers. The certificate summarizes the experience, responsibilities and…

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September 2017

Social Media Listening and Engagement

September 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington, 275 Eramosa Road
Guelph, ON N1H 6N3 Canada
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$45 - $59

This workshop will help you to listen effectively to digital conversations to better understand your community, your service and your brand. Obtain tools for choosing the best platform and building online engagement. Note: In order to gain the most from this training, please bring your laptop or a tablet/ipad About the Facilitator: Ted Mahy is currently Online Engagement Manager for Schlegel Villages supporting it's website and social media as well as 19 Retirement and Long Term Care Schlegel Village Communities across…

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October 2017

Championing Decent Work – for SPRING 2018?

October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ontario Mutual Insurance Association, 350 Pinebush Road
Cambridge, ON N1T 1Z6 Canada
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$45 - $59

Due to low response at this time we have decided to wait until the New Year to encourage others to join this discussion. The decent work approach presents an opportunity for the nonprofit sector to act as a champion of working conditions and social policies that ensure supportive work environments for their organizations. With healthier, happier, and better-supported workers, organizations can better meet their mission and better deliver their programs and services. Learn more about the concept of decent work,…

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Take the Leap / Embrace Change

October 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$65 - $75

Volunteer Managers Professionals of Canada (VMPC) is excited to host this online/ in-person Take The Leap: Embrace Change conference. This event is a partnership with AL!VE (Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement), Better Impact and VMPC. The event features engaging speakers from the US and Canada, including Carol Dixon and Erin Spink, and will be in TED talks-meets late night talk show format. This is a perfect opportunity for volunteer centres, professional associations or organizations to attend a learning event which…

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December 2017

“Achieve Ontario” Training – Cambridge Location

December 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langs Main Centre, 1145 Concession Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4L5 Canada
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Achieve Ontario is a volunteer recognition program based on Employment and Social Development Canada’s National Occupational Classification. It allows organizations that engage volunteers to: Recognize the value of volunteer experience Assist volunteers in their job search Access volunteer position descriptions Achieve Ontario allows certified organizations to issue certificates to their volunteers. The certificate summarizes the experience, responsibilities and skills the volunteer demonstrated during their tenure. Note: In order to gain the most from this training, please bring your laptop or…

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